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 for preferably
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Preferably \Pref"er*a*bly\, adv.
     In preference; by choice.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           To choose Plautus preferably to Terence. --Dennis.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  preferably
      adv 1: more readily or willingly; "clean it well, preferably
             with warm water"; "I'd rather be in Philadelphia"; "I'd
             sooner die than give up" [syn: preferably, sooner,
             rather]

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